Dermatology education 'lacking' in US medical schools

Only 1% of medical schools have a compulsory dermatology rotation, survey shows

General practice doctors in the US may be ill-equipped to diagnose or treat basic skin conditions because medical schools include little dermatology training in the general curriculum, a survey suggests.

Med school students

Based on queries to 137 accredited medical schools, researchers found that most didn't offer dedicated dermatology courses or require their students to take clinical rotations in dermatology, according to a report in JAMA Dermatology.

Of the 135 schools that responded to the survey,

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